Sun Microsystems was around when I was in college… how long ago was that??? 🙂 Here’s an exchange between their CEO and a new hire:
Jonathan Schwartz, the pony-tailed chief executive of Sun Microsystems (nasdaq: SUNW – news – people ), got his five minutes of stage time too. He described how he had recently asked a fresh-faced new hire at Sun what he thought of the company.
“Well, it’s kind of an old-fashioned company,” the 20-something conceded.
“Old-fashioned?” fumed Schwartz. “In what way?”
“You use e-mail,” replied the younger man.
“What’s wrong with that?” demanded Schwartz.
“My parents send me e-mail,” he answered.
So uncool, so 1990s.
Oh boy… e-mail will soon be for little old ladies and old men wearing hats! (HT: Elizabeth Corcoran at Forbes.com)